St. Louis Cardinals defeat Chicago Cubs, 7-4

CHICAGO - The Cardinals did more good than bad against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Which is to say they must have done plenty good.

Fumbling two early leads and making three errors on innocuous-looking plays while trying to avoid a bullpen close to overexposure, the Cardinals parlayed a sixth-inning stand into a comeback 7-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The second-place Cubs briefly teased a crowd of 39,449 before the division-leading Cardinals got to the...